Consul Profile

Honorary Consul Mr. Gustavo Romero Ponce

Consular Region:

Av. 12 de Octubre N.26-97 y A. Lincoln Edificio Torre 1492, 8 vo. Piso, P.O. Box 17-03-719
Phone: +593 2 2986 666, +593 2 2986 206
Fax: +593 2 2986 664

About me:

Assignments and responsibilities: Partner in the law firm since receiving law degree (LL.B) with distinction from Catholic University of Ecuador in 1983, admitted to the Ecuadorian Bar the same year.

Professional Experience: Lawyer, 30 years of experience, specialized in Oil and Gas Law, Commercial Law, Banking Law, Trademark and Patent Law-IP, foreign investment and local and international commercial agreements. Contracting foreign and national companies in contracts signed with Public Entities. Experienced in serving groups of Estonian entrepreneurs visiting Ecuador and in promoting commercial, economic and cultural relations between Ecuador and Estonia.

Potential sectors for developing relations with Estonia:
• Forestry resources;
• Intellectual Property Solutions;
• Nautical tourism;
• Universities and courses, since Ecuador is developing the education sector.

Visions and proposals:
• Promote trade missions of entrepreneurs and state officials, both from Estonia to Ecuador and form Ecuador to Estonia.
• Encourage the chambers of commerce to sign cooperation agreements.
• Encourage advertising through written and digital means, promoting Estonia in Ecuador, and Ecuador in Estonia.

Associations: Legal Counsel and Director of Ecuadorian-American Chamber of Commerce (1992-2006), Member of Ecuadorian Industrial Property Association (AEPI), American Association of Industrial Property (ASIPI), Association of International Petroleum Negotiations, Inter-American Bar Association, International Bar Association, Licensing Executive Society, Inter-American Lawyers Federation, and the Quito Bar Association (FIA).

Main publications: Co-author of "Doing Business in Ecuador"; author of "Doing Business in the oil and gas industry in Ecuador", and author of "Doing Business in the mining industry in Ecuador".

Hobby: Collector of Ecuadorian coins and bills.

Preferred languages for communication: Spanish and English.

Gustavo Romero Ponce